18 Green Smoothie Resources
The Ultimate Guide to Green Smoothies Part 3 (includes FREE ebook)
There has been a long gap between the Green Smoothie Ultimate Guide 1 and Ultimate Guide 2, but finally I got there with a third instalment. This guide gives you more green smoothie resources to help you on your journey to health. It tells you who the green smoothie gurus are, other useful websites you can get more information and recipes from, the best books you can read about green smoothies, apps for your phone and even a free ebook.
Green Smoothie Gurus
1: Victoria Boutenko/ Raw Family
Victoria Boutenko moved to the USA with her family in 1990. They were all very ill and after adopting a 100% raw food diet, most of their health problems were eliminated. Victoria’s son Sergei Boutenko was healed from diabetes and she explained how all 8 of his fillings popped out and enamel grew back to fill the holes. 4 years later Victoria realised they weren’t getting enough greens in their diet and they adopted the green smoothie. Victoria Boutenko is the author of several books including ‘Green For Life’ in which she promoted the green smoothie which is one of the reasons the green smoothie is as popular as it is today. She also wrote the green smoothie revolution. She perfected the recipe for a sweet tasting green smoothie with the correct ratio of fruit to greens (60:40). Victoria is currently travelling the world teaching people about health and introducing them to green smoothies. She and her family also run raw food retreats. Visit The Raw Food Family website.
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2: Ann Wigmore
The late Ann Wigmore co-founded the Hippocrates Health Institute. She was a believer of wheatgrass juice and living foods to heal and detox the body. Ann believed there are two types of disease, deficiency and toxemia. Deficiency is caused by eating or even overeating foods which have no or little nutritional value such as junk foods. Toxemia describes toxins stored in the body accumulated through processed foods and chemicals on our foods. Living foods are raw foods in their unprocessed natural state or foods which are prepared to be more easily digested.
Ann created the energy soup which is a blend of greens and other healthy ingredients, otherwise known as the green smoothie. But she did put sprouts and other savoury food in it too. She also invented rejuvelac which is a fermented drink.
Ann believed in blending everything she ate as it freed her body from all the energy required to digest food that she only needed 2 hours sleep when she was in her 80s. Ann believed in running everywhere even in the last couple of years before she died.
Ann documented how her hair turned from grey back to dark again after following her living foods diet. The Hippocates Health Institute is still running and can be visited here. Her healing diet can be followed in her popular book.
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3: Green Smoothie Girl (aka Robyn Openshaw)
Robyn Openshaw, Green Smoothie Girl was raised on a very simple vegetarian diet and had enjoyed good health until she started eating a Standard American Diet (SAD) when she had her four children. All four children developed a lot of health problems including severe asthma. She was told by doctors that diet couldn’t cure asthma but after changing their diets to healthy ones they were cured of asthma and other health problems.
She had also watched two of her family members with cancer experiencing very different outcomes. Her young uncle relied on traditional methods and died of complications but her grandma managed to heal herself with a raw food diet.
Green Smoothie Girl now teaches people about health and the benefits of green smoothies on her website and blog.
4: Green Smoothie Queen (Tera Warner)
Tera Warner from Terawarner.com has a lot of great information about green smoothies on her website. You can take her free 3 day green smoothie challenge. Tera has a passion for teaching you how to have a healthy body image, lose weight and detox naturally.
5: Valerie Winters/ Green Smoothie Experiment
Valerie Winters managed to lose 125 pounds in 6 months by only drinking green smoothies and nothing else. She had a blog where she detailed her green smoothie experiment in 2007 but she took it down shortly afterwards. Many people were encouraged by her journey and are still searching for her blog today.
6: Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad is the star of hit TV shows, Laguna Beach and The Hills. Lauren has a great recipe for a green smoothie that ‘doesn’t taste like grass’ on her website.
7: Angela Liddon/ Green Monster Smoothie
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Angela from Oh She Glows healthy living vegan blog is the girl behind the green monster movement. She calls her green smoothies, green monsters and has a website dedicated to green monster recipes. Her slogan is ‘We like it green’ and Angela saw a massive increase in her energy and an improvement in her skin after she started drinking them.
8: Green Smoothie Linda Wagner
Linda Wagner is a nutrional coach who enjoys helping people to recover their health. She used to be a competitive athlete. She has several great smoothie, juice and other healthy recipes on her website.
Green Smoothie Recipes
9: Healthy Blender Recipes
Tess Masters has a great collection of green smoothie recipes which are mostly raw and vegan, on her website.
10: Incredible Smoothies
Tracy Russell has a wealth of information related to green smoothies and a large number of recipes and resources to help you with your green smoothie journey. Check out her website.
11: Green Reset (formerly Green Power)
Joanna set up Green Reset to help you on your journey to get healthier and fitter with the use of green smoothies and other great recipes. She has a great free ebook you can download to help start you off on your journey. Have a look at her website now.
Green Smoothie Apps
12: Green Smoothies By Raw Family
Prepare an array of delicious smoothies from whatever ingredients are at hand. Nutrition data is provided for each smoothie as well as every individual produce item. An identifying picture helps you recognize each smoothie ingredient. Nutritional highlights make it easy to find the foods that best suit one’s own health needs. You can get the app here.
13: Vegan Delish
Access over 70 recipes including Energizing Green Smoothie, Quinoa Bean Burgers, Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie and Buckwheat Cinnamon Pancakes. Plus, once you purchase the app, you have access to new recipes added monthly! Each recipe features step-by-step instructions to transform simple ingredients into flavorful, health-promoting meals that everyone will enjoy. Best of all, our dishes are 100% vegan and made from whole foods. Get the app here.
Best Green Smoothie Books
14: Green Smoothie Bible
SUPERFOODS IN EVERY SIP: You know a daily diet rich in fruits and vegetables can maximize your health and well-being. But did you know that drinking a smoothie every day made from fruits and vegetables can dramatically increase the amount of life-saving nutrients your body takes in?
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15: Eat To Live
Hailed a “medical breakthrough” by Dr. Mehmet Oz, EAT TO LIVE offers a highly effective, scientifically proven way to lose weight quickly. The key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s revolutionary six-week plan is simple: health = nutrients / calories. When the ratio of nutrients to calories in the food you eat is high, you lose weight. The more nutrient-dense food you eat, the less you crave fat, sweets, and high-caloric foods. Dr. Fuhrman is a great believer in green smoothies (or blended salads) You can get his book here.
16: Green for Life: The Updated Classic on Green Smoothie Nutrition
Everyone knows they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but consuming even the minimum FDA-recommended five servings a day can be challenging. In Green for Life, raw foods pioneer Victoria Boutenko presents an overlooked powerhouse of nutrition in this equation: greens. For their bounty of minerals and nutrients, greens exceed other vegetables in value. Green for Life details the immense health benefits of greens and suggests an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities: the green smoothie. This quick, simple drink benefits everyone, regardless of lifestyle, diet, or environment. Green smoothies eliminate toxins, correct nutritional deficiencies, and are delicious as well.
17: Green Smoothies Diet: The Natural Program for Extraordinary Health
CAPTURE THE BENEFITS OF EARTH’S SUPERFOODS: Looking for a quick, flavorful and nutritious way to stay youthful and healthy? The Green Smoothies Diet provides the perfect solution! Green smoothies are the best way to power up your body and supercharge your health in just minutes a day. Packing a tasty, nutrient-filled punch in every sip, these ultrahealthy smoothies pair leafy green vegetables with delicious, antioxidant-rich fruits.
18: FREE green smoothie ebook
Not everyone wants to spend good money and time to try out recipes that may end up not being right. This is why the “Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes For Your Green Smoothie Diet” is a collection of kitchen-tested recipes from a number of my friends. They are easy to make, packed with nutrients and can be adjusted as much as you like. No matter what you swap, remove or add, you will always end up with a combination that you and your family will enjoy. So, if you are ready to increase your energy and improve your health, start blending your smoothies today. Click here to get your FREE Green Smoothie Ebook.
If you use any great green smoothie resources that I’ve missed, please let me know so I can add them to this guide. Many thanks.
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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat says
What a great resource post! Bookmarking this. Thanks for compiling it, Katherine!
I will surely check the free ebooks that you have listed here! Our family love green smoothies, even the kids are beginning to love it too.
Did I miss the free ebook? When I clicked on the link its saying the book costs $2.99. I don’t mind paying the money but would prefer to get it free if I can.